Compounding for Skin Care and Hair Loss
Whether it’s skin or hair issues, the experts at Health Dimensions Clinical Pharmacy are working with Dermatologists, and other healthcare professionals to provide other options in addressing specific skin or hair conditions. Wondering if it’s time to talk to a health care professional?
Here are some common symptoms to look for:
- Dark spots on the skins
- Inflamed or reddened skin
- New or unexpected hair loss
- Hair loss or skin conditions caused by medications
The most common medications for addressing Acne Vulgaris come in the form of creams, lotions, or pads. Many are available over the counter, or through a commercial pharmacy, with occasionally limited success.
Dark Spots on Skin (Melasma)
While not dangerous to a patient’s physical health, hyperpigmentation (otherwise known as dark spots on the skin) can be psychologically and emotionally damaging to those who suffer from it.
Hair Loss (Alopecia)
Addressing hair loss or Alopecia has come a long way. Compounded medications help address this problem with customized options tailored to meet the specific hair care needs of every patient.
Talk to us about taking control of your own health. Schedule a consult with a pharmacist now about hair loss, skincare, or many other conditions. We will work with you and your physician to get the best results.
Acne Vulgaris is a common skin disease that most often is seen on the face, but sometimes on the back and chest. The condition is caused when hair follicles and the underlying sebaceous are blocked and/or become inflamed due to a buildup of dead skin cells, bacteria, and oil.
The most common treatments for Acne Vulgaris come in the form of creams, lotions, or pads. Many are available over the counter, or through a commercial pharmacy, with occasionally limited success.
Health Dimensions Clinical Pharmacy can produce customized treatments that have stronger concentrations of the most effective medications such as Benzoyl Peroxide and Glycolic acid. There are studies that suggest there are compounded medication solutions for acne scarring as well. The customization doesn’t end at dosage, but also the alternative delivery methods that are often not available through commercial pharmacies. These personalized medications can target specific types of acne as well as be specifically suited for certain skin types.
Dark Spots On Skin (Melasma)
While not dangerous to a patient’s physical health, hyperpigmentation (otherwise known as dark spots on the skin) can be psychologically and emotionally damaging to those who suffer from it. One form of this condition is melasma, but there are several skin conditions that can cause dark spots including post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and even drug-induced spots.
Topical agents of varying forms are the primary form for treating melasma and other skin conditions. Health Dimensions Clinical Pharmacy will work with dermatologists and other healthcare professionals to create customized treatments that are the right combination of medicines and the right dosage for individual patients, reducing the chances of negative results due to unnecessary ingredients in the medication.
Hair loss (Alopecia)
The treatment of hair loss (the common form is called Alopecia) has come a long way from a time when the only answer was a wig or hair replacement. Compounded treatments that involve a variety of medications have increased the opportunity for successful results in treating hair loss.
A number of studies have shown that these standard medications, when used in combination are more effective than when used separately. One study showed a topical cream made out of Minoxidil, Finasteride, Biotin, and Caffeine Citrate (10%/0.1%/0.2%/0.05%) was a safe and effective treatment for androgenetic alopecia.
Health Dimensions Clinical Pharmacy works with prescribing physicians to create a customized treatment for alopecia regardless of form, and regardless how it is applied.
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Any prescription recommendations that result from the consultation must be authorized by a prescriber and will be sent to the prescriber of your choice.
Dosage Forms Commonly Used
- Lotions or creams
Common Conditions Treated
- Acne Vulgaris
- Drug-induced hyperpigmentation
- Atopic Dermatitis
Compounded Medications Commonly Used
- Retinoic acid
- Kojic acid
- Benzoyl Peroxide
- Glycolic acid
- Azelaic Acid